International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Architecture & Planning | Saudi Arabia | Volume 4 Issue 10, October 2015


Sustainable Development & Eco ? Roof

Dr. Hossam Elborombaly | Dr. Luis Fernando Molina-Prieto


Abstract: The analytical preview of the elements, definitions and historical background for the research. It started with identifying the global problems and methods of solution through sustainability concepts and the method of applying these concepts in building roof design. Then it continues with the study of the building and its elements, and the study of historical development of the sustainable cities. The research focuses on types of buildings roofs, and studies comprehensive definition of Eco-roof and accompanying theories and systems. The many acres of flat rooftop space in most cities can become additional green spaces while also mimicking the natural environment in a way that restores ecosystems, combats the urban heat island effect, controls storm water runoff, and conserves energy. There should now be enough evidence and successful examples worldwide to be able to convince more legislators, planners, architects, landscape architects, engineers, developers and builders that green roofs have real benefits, at local and city-wide scales. It is predictable that attitudes towards green roofs will change and that they will become more commonplace and mainstream following further adoption of new guidelines on urban design by central and local government. Green roofs will make the cities, homes, and workplaces of the future, greener, cleaner, cooler, and more tranquil, with people sharing space with nature.


Keywords: Eco-roof, global energy, green roofs, Passive cooling, Sustainable roofs


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 10, October 2015,


Pages: 1 - 16


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